The teacher shortage is not a local issue, it’s a crisis!

The teacher shortage is not a local issue, it’s a crisis!

‘Crisis that’s turned into catastrophe’: Fort Worth schools grapple with teacher shortage

Shaquila Anderson has known she wanted to be a teacher since she was a child in suburban Tulsa. Anderson’s fourth-grade teacher was an important mentor in her life, she said.

She showed Anderson how to work for things she wanted, and told her that she could be anything she wanted to be. Anderson knew she wanted to grow up to be just like her, she said.

In August, Anderson, a recent graduate from Oklahoma State University, will be a third-grade teacher at Bill J. Elliott Elementary School in Fort Worth. She’s most excited about forming the same kinds of relationships with her students that were so important to her when she was in school.

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